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Christos Anesti!

The resurrection of Christ is celebrated in time-honoured fashion at midnight of Easter Sunday, in the grounds of the Holy Sepulchre Monastery in the Plaka of Athens.

 

This church is in the possession of the Patriarch of Jerusalem (see link), and every Easter the Holy Light is brought on a special flight from the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to this monastery, before being distributed to every diocese and church in Greece, where it is used to light the candles of the faithful. It is then carefully carried home to bless each house and its occupants.

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Taken on April 8, 2007